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6/19/2015

Religion and Politics

Filed under: Politics,Religion — site admin @ 10:09 am

This is going to be a short, albeit, controversial post. If you have delicate sensibilities, like Donald Trump or believe in an invisible man in the sky you might want to stop reading now.

On Tuesday Donald Trump, and his hair, announced they were running for president in front of a packed crowd of enthusiastic paid extras supporters. In his speech, he blamed Mexico for “sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists…”

A day later, a young white man enters a black church in South Carolina during bible study, asks for the pastor and sits for nearly an hour before pulling out his gun and killing nine people only stopping to reload. One witness quoted him a saying “You rape our women and you’re taking over our country — and you have to go.”

Trump has many documented xenophopic attacks against Barack Obama, claiming that he was born in Kenya and that he’s not a legitimate president, asking for a “long form” birth certificate (which Trump apparently had trouble producing for himself). Now he is attacking Mexicans as rapists. Two white men, in two days attacking non-whites and using the same language. Coincidence? Maybe. The rich white man attacks with words and gets his moment in the spotlight. The poor, undereducated high school dropout attacks with bullets.


Now, to poke the religious. The woman who spotted Dylann Roof gives all her credit to god for making her watch the news, to run late to work and to decide to get back on the freeway to try to catch up to him. She is credited with alerting police, she gives all her credit to god. If god is so great how did he not prevent this from happening in the first place? Witnesses say that Roof almost backed out of his deranged act because everyone in the church was so nice and so welcoming. The answer, from believers, will be that god works in mysterious ways. The truth, as I see it, is more proof that there is no god.

6/11/2013

Ok Isn’t so OK

Filed under: Idiot Barber,Religion — site admin @ 8:05 pm

This Idiot Barber sent this to me:
I’m not going to interject. I’m simply going to say, the last line reads, “In God We Trust”. And your God fucked you in the ass with mile wide tornadoes. If you truly believe in god and that all you do is “right” the what the hell does ripping the fucking earth from its very foundations mean? God rewards the righteous and punishes the wicked? Consider yourself punished. Oh wait, when it’s homophopes laid open by the hand of god, he’s testing you? How about when he fists you clear up to the bicep?
Oh, and another thing: If you want to be a “sovereign nation”, you don’t get any of my tax dollars in the form of FEMA help you backwards ass racists. Try rebuilding your lame ass country on Oklahoma dollars…

From – Tue Jun 11 15:16:20 2013
for lbiniecki@rwcinc.net; Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:05:56 -0700

Subject: Fwd: I would like to be….Moving to Oklahoma?

From: Pat Barber pabar26@yahoo.com

To: Lyle Biniecki lbiniecki@rwcinc.net,
Marge Luczak dmluczak@chartermi.net, Michelle shell8983@gmail.com,
teri Biniecki tbiniecki3@gmail.com,
Tamara Tenney tamara.tenney@gmail.com,
Tyler Kavanagh kavana26@msu.edu,
James Kavanagh jamespatrick7164@gmail.com,
Jan Badalamanti jbadala55@hotmail.com,
Jenae Prell jenaeprell@yahoo.com, Joann Leahy leahygal@gmail.com,
Cheryl Kavanagh cab2@charter.net,
carty colleen carty.colleen@gmail.com,
Chris prell cprell@charter.net, George Carty gcarty1@gmail.com,
Wieler Donna bodonwe@hotmail.com, 1 Dick Boy!!!!! This is just what freedom lovers need. Stop the domination of the=
federal gov. from infringing on our states rights, and our citizens rights.=

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> Moving to Oklahoma?
> THIS IS REALLY INTERESTING.
> =20
> Oklahoma is the only
> state that Obama did not win even one county in the last election. W=
hile
> everyone is focusing on Arizona’s new law, look what Oklahoma has be=
en
> doing!
> =20
> An update from Oklahoma:
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> Oklahoma passed, 37 to 9, an amendment to place the Ten Commandments=
on the front entrance to
> the state capitol. The feds in D.C., along with the ACLU, said it wo=
uld be
> a mistake. Hey this is a conservative state, based on Christian valu=
es!
> (HB 1330)
> =20
> Guess what………. Oklahoma did it anyway.
> =20
> Oklahoma recently
> passed a law in the state to incarcerate all illegal immigrants, and=
ship
> them back to where they came from unless they want to get a green ca=
rd and
> become an American citizen. They all scattered. (HB 1804). This was
> against the advice of the Federal Government and the
> ACLU; they said it would be a mistake.
> =20
> Guess what………Oklahoma did it anyway.
> =20
> Recently we passed a law to include DNA samples from any and all ill=
egals to the Oklahoma
> database, for criminal investigative purposes. Pelosi said it was
> unconstitutional. (SB 1102)
> =20
> Guess what……..Oklahoma did it anyway.
> =20
> Several weeks ago,
> we passed a law, declaring Oklahoma as a Sovereign state, not under t=
he
> Federal Government directives. Joining Texas, Montana, and Utah as t=
he only
> states to do so. More states are likely to follow: Louisiana, Alabam=
a,
> Georgia, both Carolinas, Tennessee,Kentucky, Missouri,
> Arkansas, West Virginia, Mississippi, and Florida.
> =20
> Save your confederate money,it appears the South is about to rise up=
once again.
> (HJR 1003)
> =20
> The federal Government has made bold steps to take away our guns. Ok=
lahoma, a week
> ago, passed a law confirming people in this state have the right to b=
ear
> arms and transport them in their vehicles. I’m sure that was a setba=
ck for
> the criminals. The liberals didn’t like it.
> =20
> But….*****
> =20
> Guess
> what……….. Oklahoma did it anyway.
> =20
> Just this month, the state has voted and passed a law that ALL drive=
rs’ license exams will be
> printed in English, and only English, and no other language. They ha=
ve
> been called racist for doing this, but the fact is that ALL of
> the road signs are in English only. If you want to drive in Oklahoma=
, you
> must read and write English. Really simple.
> =20
> By the way, the liberals don’t like any of this either.
> =20
> Guess what…who cares… Oklahoma is doing it anyway.
> =20
> If you like it, pass it on, if you don’t then delete it.
> =20
> Guess what: I’m pretty sure the people I’m sending this to will sen=
d it on. Well, at least
> those who love and believe in freedom will.
> =20
> In God We Trust!
> =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
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> NOTE: THIS ALL CHECKS OUT ON SNOPES . . .
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5/20/2013

Filed under: Religion,Seen on a,T-Shirt — site admin @ 7:08 am

Who is the more irrational man? The one who believes in a god he cannot see, or the one who is angered by the god he does not believe in?

This presumes that those who express a disbelief in the invisible are angry at that “god”. Perhaps it is the stunned reaction to those who would worship a sadistic, although invisible, slave master that is mistaken for anger?

5/1/2013

Misinterpretation Indeed!

Filed under: Politics,Religion — site admin @ 6:59 am

Sent from my iPad

Begin forwarded message:

From: JANICE BADALAMENTI jbadala55@hotmail.com
Date: April 19, 2013, 2:34:26 PM EDT
To: LISA CIARKOWSKI lciarkowski@hotmail.com, Josh Arsenault arsenault2@hotmail.com, CASSIE STACK stacksofamber@yahoo.com, KATHY SWAFFIELD swaffieldstriker@aol.com, char kanialahar kanialahar@hotmail.com, Jason Arsenault jarsenault1@hotmail.com, JEANETTE JAYNES jjaynes@netzero.net, CAROL GOODHEART carolgoodheart@yahoo.com, SHELLY GROMASKI ndshellyg@hotmail.com, KIM KOKALKY kimpie612@chartermi.net, CHERRIE CIARKOWSKI cciarkowski@gmail.com, Tracie Stagray tstagray15@hotmail.com, Barb Twarog spanky48706@att.net, carmela kivisto ceklugo@hotmail.com, ROBERT J WEILER bodonwe@webtv.net, CONNIE HOWARD clhoward4141@yahoo.com, Pat Barber patbarber1215@gmail.com
Subject: FW: Bibiical Misinterpretation

To: bvoss5@yahoo.com; bertapooh@aol.com; bj0467@yahoo.com; dselleck19@yahoo.com; dbouza@cox.net; janems49@msn.com; jbadala55@hotmail.com
Subject: Fwd: Bibiical Misinterpretation
From: bluebirdglory@aol.com
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:02:09 -0400

Subject: Bibiical Misinterpretation

BIBLICAL MISINTERPRETATION

Misinterpretation For those who haven’t heard, Washington State just passed both laws – gay marriage and legalized marijuana.

The fact that gay marriage and marijuana were legalized on the same day makes perfect biblical sense because Leviticus 20:13 says “If a man lies with another man they should be stoned.” I just hadn’t interpreted it correctly before!

I’m not sure where my King James version is so I looked this up. According to Bible Gateway, the passage actually reads, “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” The site also lists several different versions, but only in the comments – you know the section from this century – does it say anything about stoning.

If you are going to quote the bible to support your point of view you should at least do it right.

2/28/2012

Religion and Health Care

Filed under: Politics,Religion — site admin @ 7:28 pm

This is the slippery slope that we are on. Religious groups want to be able to deny contraceptives (birth control) to their employees. Well, what they really want is to not pay for contraceptives so that women in their employ continue to be ruled and controlled by the men who run their churches. Of course, this is not good enough for those ruled by belief. They also want to rewrite the rules so that any employer can “opt out” of providing this benefit for religious reasons. So the owner of a McDonald’s franchise, Meineke or Joe’s Sub Shop can choose not to offer contraceptives as part of their health plan.
What if the employer is Jehovah Witness, is it OK for the employer to refuse to offer blood transfusions? How about one of those other religions that chooses to pray instead of accepting a medically necessary procedure such as the family that nearly allows their child to die because they knew prayer would save their child’s necrotic limbs?
How about the mother who died after child birth when a simple transfusion would have saved her life? How about the woman ex-communicated because she needed a lung transplant and chose to save her own life by accepting a blood transfusion? Or the woman and her child who died due to her religious beliefs.
And don’t get me started on doctors who violate the trust of their patients by allowing their religious or “moral” views to refuse to proscribe treatments or even to advise their patients that treatments are available to them.

This is where we are. Time to stand up and fight for your right to full and complete health care. We are nearly there with the affordable health care act. Don’t let it be diminished by someone else’s belief that you should not have a blood transfusion or the belief that surgery is an abomination to god and prayer will fix all. Look up your congress critter on the People’s Email Network and let them know religion and healthcare don’t mix.

8/23/2011

How to Find God

Filed under: It's funny,Religion — site admin @ 7:30 am

On Saturday we went to a movie, then stopped at Walmart on the way home. We came out to find papers tucked under nearly every windshield wiper in the lot, manna of salvation. After reading this life changing paragraph I knew I had to post it for my readers who find themselves a little lost. The most interesting tidbit included in this mini story is how to find god.

“…if you would like to be saved and have a new life, get off by yourself…”

So, friends, if you are feeling despondent, get off by yourself.

To find God, get off by yourself

8/22/2011

Flying Spaghetti Monster Moves the Court

Filed under: Religion — site admin @ 6:20 am

California teacher calls creationism “superstitious nonsense”, court rules that he had “immunity” to express that opinion.

7/14/2011

Strained Religious Views

Filed under: Religion — site admin @ 6:10 pm

Wear a colander to honor your starchy creator? Niko Alm has spent three years fighting to get his pasta strainer recognized as religious head gear for his driver’s license photo. Now, he is able to don his pastafarian head gear
It’s awesome. Niko has truly been touched by the noodly appendage of his creator.

12/21/2010

Get Out of the Business

Filed under: Politics,Religion — site admin @ 7:13 am

The Catholic church should get out of the business of helping people and providing potentially life saving health care. The reason, if you have not heard the story, St. Josephs hospital in Phoenix saves a woman’s life by terminating her pregnancy. Now the Catholic church thinks it knows best about health care and is threatening to remove its support (and funding). The catholic church that hunted people as witches, perpetrated the inquisition, baptized South American babies so they would go to heaven moments later when their heads were bashed in with the back of an ax in the hands of their baptizers and covered up sexual abuse of children for decades wants to decide if a woman lives or dies by prohibiting a legal termination procedure.

In an episode of “House” a young girl has a medical problem that causes all manner of medical distress. There is nothing the doctors can do until they realize the the girl is pregnant – and terminating the pregnancy “cures” her. The girl does not want her parents to know that she was pregnant nor that she had a termination – abortion. Dr House tells her parents that she had a “growth” that once removed resolved all of her symptoms. Although fictional, would Dr House have had to tell the same tale to an outside dictator if he were not in a research hospital but a church ruddered entity?

Until there is proof – real proof – that the church and religion are able to adequately care for people in a medical setting then they should step aside. By adequate I mean through nothing other than prayer save the life of someone who is bleeding out. Through nothing other than prayer – regrow a missing limb. Through nothing other than prayer save a life, cure cancer. It can’t be done or would already have been, over and over. Until that day let the professionals do their job without consulting Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

10/13/2010

It’s a Miracle!

Filed under: General,Religion — site admin @ 7:21 am

Those Chilean miners trapped for two months after a mine collapse have begun their return to the surface. Here in Arizona, one man said in an interview, “it’s a miracle”. Really? I thought that there were people drilling a rescue shaft over the last two months to reach the miners. There is heavy equipment and quite a few workers on the scene and these miners are now taking a fifteen minute ride to freedom.

This is not a miracle. A miracle is if people gathered around the breathing hole, prayed and the earth opened up, forming stair steps with a hand rail so that the miners weren’t trapped for two months. That’s a miracle. That did not happen.

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